News from El Punt Avui

environment

Roses fire thought to have been provoked

The main hypothesis regarding the fire that started in Roses last Sunday is that it was provoked, although other possible causes have not yet been ruled out, including possible negligence. Early yesterday...

Djokovic wins ATP Masters 1000 in Cincinnati

Novak Djokovic’s victory in the Cincinnati Masters 1000 has made him the only Golden Master since the ATP Masters 1000 was established in 1990. The Serb has won all nine tournaments that make up this...

society

Public prosecutor: bows are freedom of expression

The Spanish public prosecutor, Maria José Segarra, considers putting yellow bows on public roads in protest against the imprisonment of Catalan leaders to be a sign of freedom of expression and not a...

Terror attack at Catalan police station

A man yesterday attacked a Mossos d’Esquadra police station, just two days after the first anniversary of the Jhadist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. The 29-year-old, of Algerian origin, whose documentation...

No deal Brexit more likely

British PM’s threat that “no deal is better than a bad deal” would be worst case scenario for the country; EU would also be harmed by “hard Brexit”

Wildfire near Roses raises the alarm

A wildfire took hold yesterday near Roses, and was only brought under control in the evening after firefighters battled for three hours. When this newspaper went to print, firefighters were still working...

society

Sants kicks off local festival with decorated streets

The annual local summer festival of the Sants neighbourhood in Barcelona began yesterday. Unveiled on the first day of the festival were 14 streets decorated for a contest, the prizes for which will be...

economy

Conference pear harvest underway in Lleida counties

Producers have begun picking Conference pears in the counties of Lleida with forecasts of a good quality harvest. “The queen of pears,” as the head of the small farmers’ association, Josep Cabré,...

society

20,000 abortions registered in Catalonia in 2017

A total of 19,686 voluntary abortions were registered in Catalonia last year. Of this number, almost a third, some 31%, were on women under 24. The figures published by the Catalan health department cover...

barcelona

Fourth stage of Bon Pastor makeover begins

The Barcelona housing agency, Imhab, has begun construction work on five blocks of flats with a total of 244 dwellings in the city’s Bon Pastor neighbourhood. The work is the fourth stage of the area’s...